Reasons for Tooth Extractions:
• Extra teeth that are blocking other teeth
• Orthodontic treatment
• Severe gum disease
• Teeth that cannot be restored
• Fractured teeth
• Cosmetic issues
Extractions Are Followed By Ridge Preservation
Types of Extraction Procedures:
- Dental Implants
- LANAP® Laser Treatment
- Cone Beam 3-D Imaging
- Digital X-rays
- Emergency Care
- Gum Grafting
- Intraoral Camera
- Occlusal Adjustment
- Perio Protect®
- Tooth Extraction
For New Patients
Tooth Extractions in Westmont, IL
Dr. Timothy Walsh may recommend tooth extractions to address an injury, infection, or to prepare the mouth for necessary orthodontic treatment. The procedure itself is relatively common and is performed under anesthesia to prevent discomfort.
Types of Tooth Extractions
The two types of extractions are simple and surgical.
Simple extractions are performed when there is no sectioning of the tooth needed or when gum tissue does not need to be removed to access the tooth. The extractions are performed on teeth that have become decayed or injured, or when you need orthodontic treatment. The procedure is typically performed under local anesthetic.
Surgical extractions are needed when teeth have broken off at the gum line or cannot be extracted easily, such as in multi-rooted or impacted teeth. In this case, Dr. Walsh needs to cut and pull back the gums so that he has access to the area, often sectioning the tooth to enable extraction. The procedure can be performed under local anesthesia or general anesthesia, depending on the location and number of teeth being extracted.
Reasons for Tooth Extraction
The most common reasons that Dr. Walsh may recommend tooth extractions in Westmont, IL is because a tooth is decayed, broken, or has suffered severe bone loss and cannot be saved. Extracting the teeth is typically only deemed necessary when no other procedure will treat the condition.
Once a tooth is removed, it is important to replace it as soon as possible. If you need a procedure such as a tooth removal in Westmont, IL or are interested in replacing teeth that have been extracted, set up your consultation today!
Our highly skilled team has served Berwyn and Westmont for many years. Our patients visit our office from Oak Park, River Forest, Riverside, Cicero, Stickney, Chicago, LaGrange, LaGrange Park, Oakbrook, Hinsdale, Downers Grove, Willowbrook, Clarendon Hills, Western Springs and Maywood as well as additional areas. We hope that we will be able to provide the same service and quality to you. Contact us at 708.813.2636 (Berwyn office) or 630.487.5311 (Westmont office) to schedule your periodontal exam.